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Kate Hendricks represents publishers, manufacturers, internet businesses, trademark owners, photographers, musicians, writers, software developers and other creative clients and concentrates her practice in the areas of copyright, trademark and unfair trade practices.  She is an experienced litigator, mediator and arbitrator and counsels clients on a wide range of business issues, including licensing, advertising and packaging.


Ms. Hendricks is a past chair of the Intellectual Property Section of the Washington State Bar Association and has served as Special District Counsel to the State Bar Association on Intellectual property matters.  She assisted in the development of Washington state legislation to protect rights of publicity and is the past chair of the Right of Publicity Subcommittee of the International Trademark Association and as such was responsible for drafting a federal right of publicity bill.  She has chaired the trademark section of the University of Washington Intellectual Property certificate program, and is the author of the "Intellectual Property" chapter of the Washington Civil Practice Deskbook.  She is also a panel member of the American Arbitration Association, and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority mediation and arbitration programs.


Ms. Hendricks holds a bachelor's and master's degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and received her law degree from Boston University where she was an editor of the law review.  She is a member of the bars of Massachusetts, Colorado and Washington and a number of federal trial and appellate courts.



Languages spoken: Russian, German

Practice areas


  1. Intellectual Property: 30%
  2. Business: 20%
  3. Contracts: 10%
  4. Arbitration: 10%
  5. Other: 30%
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Hendricks & Lewis, PLLC

901 Fifth Avenue, Suite 4100
Seattle, WA, 98164

901 Fifth Avenue, Suite 4100
Seattle, WA, 98164



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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Washington Super LawyersWashington Law & Politics Magazine2009
Washington Super LawyersWashington Law & Politics Magazine2008
Washington Super LawyersWashington Law & Politics Magazine2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalHendricks & Lewis, PLLC1986 - Present
AssociateWickwire, Lewis, Goldmark & Schorr1984 - 1986
AssociateGarfield & Hecht, P.C.1981 - 1984
AssociatePalmer & Dodge1975 - 1981
Association namePosition nameDuration
CR 39.1 Roster of Neutrals, Western District of WashigntonArbitrator/Mediator1998 - Present
American Arbitration AssociationCommercial Arbitration Panel Member1990 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember1984 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1978 - Present
Colorado Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Federal Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Trademark Section of the University of Washington Intellectual Property Certificate ProgramPast ChairN/A
Washington State Bar AssociationSpecial District Counsel2001 - 2006
International Trademark AssociationFormer Chair of Right of Publicity Subcommittee1999 - 2000
MIT Enterprise ForumMember of National Advisory Board1997 - 2003
Freehold Studio Lab theatreDirector1994 - 1996
MIT Enterprise Forum of the NorthwestPast Chair1993 - 1994
Washington Lawyers for the ArtsPast President1991 - 1992
Intellectual and Industrial Property Section, Washington State Bar Ass'nChair1991 - 1992
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Jarvis v. K2N/A
Delilah Rene v. Godwin Gruber LLP, et al.Favorable settlement
Glow Industries, Inc. v. Lopez, et al.Favorable mediated settlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
N/ACopyright Fundamentals1999
N/AMultimedia and Entertainment Law Protection1996
N/ASelected Issues in Litigating Complex Business and Intellectual Property1992
N/ACopyright Developments Affecting Protection for Art, Facts, Hard Work and Buildings1992
N/APackaging and Advertising: Where Copyrights, Trademarks, and Unfair Competition Often Meet1991
N/ALicensing of Trade Secrets and Material Subject to Copyright1990
N/ACopyright Issues in Literary and Visual Works,1989
UnknownCelebrity-Likeness Law: What it MeansN/A
UnknownPublicity Rights in Washington and Other StatesN/A
UnknownFair Use, Parody and the First AmendmentN/A
UnknownWashington Civil Practice DeskbookN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1975
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyPolitical ScienceS.M.- Master of Science1972
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyPolitical ScienceS.B. - Bachelor of Science1972
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Washington State Bar AssociationEntertainment Law: Music, Film, Publicity Rights & Book Publishing2008
National Business Institute: Find it Free and Fast on the NetFinding Free Legal Research Sites and Free Case Law2008
National Business InstituteEthical Decisions in Marketing: Preventing Lawsuits and Violations in Advertising and Promotions2008
Law Seminars InternationaleHavioral, Peer to Peer and New Media Marketing2008
WSPA CLE Fall ConferenceAnti-Piracy - Effectively Using the Tools Pursuing Available Civil Remedies2007
WSBA CLE Protecting and Collecting: Advising Business Clients Endangered by Privacy, Gray Market and Couterfeiting ActivitiesAnti-Piracy - Effectively AntiPiracy: Using the Tools Pursuing Available Civil Remedies2007
NASD CLE Panel Member TrainingArbitratorTraining2005
Lorman Educational Services CLE Understanding Basic Copyright LawBasic Copyright Law and Mechanics of Registration2001